Bill requires NH voters to be full-time residents

10:39 AM, Feb 5, 2012   |    comments
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Out-of-state college students and other part-time residents would be unable to vote in New Hampshire if a bill in the New Hampshire House is enacted.

Election law provides voting rights to anyone who claims New Hampshire as their domicile. The bill would change the definition of domicile from a person's current home to their permanent address. The change would mainly affect out-of-state college students who choose to vote in New Hampshire over their home state.

Supporters say the bill makes it clear that only New Hampshire residents can vote in its elections, which they say was already the case.

Opponents say the bill could also result in the loss of millions of public college tuition dollars if nonresident students chose to change their residency to vote in New Hampshire.




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